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Scientists' conclusions are motivated by money
The conclusions of scientists are motivated by scientists' pay; they cannot be considered objective. Scientists do see the evidence for creation but financial considerations force them to look the other way.
- Morris, John D. Why Can't Geneticists See the Obvious Evidence for Creation in the Genetic Code. Institute for Creation Research.
- Anyone can be motivated by money - including a Creationist. Evidence for fraudulent behavior needs to be presented if there are accusations.
- If one considers non-scientific motivations for accepting or rejecting a theory, Creationists have the strongest possible non-scientific motivation for rejecting evolution: They believe it is a tool of Satan which helps send people to Hell. Can any human be expected to give a thoughtful, dispassionate evaluation of a tool of Satan?
- Doctors are paid to treat patients. Does that mean they would diagnose a healthy man sick in order to extort a greater profit?
- If one considers the average salary of any given scientific field, one would either laugh or weep that people could think this is true.
- Yes, many scientists appreciate being paid for doing their research, if only because they need money to pay for food, and shelter.
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Fallacies contained in this claim
- Circumstantial Ad Hominem (scientists' circumstances are noted)